Yes, being pregnant was tough, but in some ways I miss it. Now when I touch my stomach it doesn't feel like it's mine... it's all soft, and not gigantic. When I look in the mirror I don't quite recognize myself. Even though my baby is here now, I don't feel her moving on the inside, and that was so amazing and special. I'm almost afraid that I'll forget what that felt like.
DH and I haven't decided for sure whether we will have another child, and if we don't I will never get to experience that again. Even the birth, as physically draining and painful as it was, I can't imagine not getting to go through that again.
Is anyone else feeling this way? I swear, these postpartum hormones are like 10x stronger than anything I dealt with in pregnancy. Everything makes me emotional (good and bad) and sentimental. I can't wait to feel emotionally normal again.
Wife to an amazing man , mommy to 3 wild dudes: ds1 (5/23/05 @ 30 weeks), ds2 (3/5/09) , and ds3 (9/26/10) . Part time librarian, full time mommy, occasional chef and maid.
I felt a lot better once my body was back a bit...and once the hormones calmed down a little. It seems like it's never gonna happen and then it does. I'm saying this tomyself right now as much as I am to anyone else...know that I am experiencing these same emotions too. Everytime I think about it I cry a little...or maybe tear up is a better word for it. Last night I had a total breakdown and did some serious hard crying for about an hour. DH was perfect...thank god he is here for support. He reminded me that these feelings are normal and hopefully they will pass quickly.
I have found that Bach's Rescue Remedy helps me...as does getting sleep (hard, I know). Between the hormones, sleep deprivation, and new demands on our lives, it's hard.
Seriously, I'm pretty sure this is our last, and I'm relieved. It was a tough pregnancy and worse delivery.
Nine kids and four , living and learning all the time
I loved being pregnant, but it turns out, I really love not being pregnant!
Navy wife to my since 2005, Mommy to dd L since 2009 and ds R arrived via water birth 8/6/2011
Jess mom to 5!!! 3 boys 2 girls and another girl on the way edd jan 31st! I have a Disabled veteran husband
breastfeeding,cosleeping, non vax,no circ,and nature loving family!
I want my belly gone! I want a svelt body and strong arms and legs. Soon!
Trying to build up my house, not tear it down . Got 3 wonderful kids , blessed with a wonderful husband and have the privilege of staying home full time to enjoy it all!
My partner is adamant about this one being our last, and it is so bittersweet. I hope the emotions surrounding everything lift soon, I am fighting tears every time I think that I will never feel some little person hammering away at my ribs from the inside again.
I console myself by saying that in my next life I am marrying someone who wants 10 kids. And I am going to have all 10.